The Spanish conductor Oscar Vaquerizo has been defined as a clear and creative communicator and an enthusiastic decision-maker. Since 2016 Oscar is Artistic Director of the Symphonia Orbitalis Chamber Orchestra, to which he is currently fully devoted.
He finished his academic studies in piano and orchestral conducting in Spain and Poland with the renowned pedagogues Jerzy Salwarowski and Jose Miguel Rodilla. Besides, Oscar has received advice from important conductors such as Christopher Franklin, Sergio Alapont, Yaron Traub, Colin Metters and Miguel Romea through several Masterclasses and participations in opera productions.
Since the age of 21, Oscar has led young orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of the Murcia Conservatoire, the London Classical Soloists Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Almansa Conservatoire. In 2014, he was assistant to Virginia Martinez in a production of Stravinsky’s Firebird with the Murcia Symphony Orchestra.
With Symphonia Orbitalis Chamber Orchestra, Oscar promotes the great repertoire of classical music in the Spanish Mediterranean. In 2016, the orchestra performed Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night at the Mogente Auditorium (Valencia). In 2017 the orchestra premiered in the Iberian Peninsula the Concerto for two violins and String Orchestra of Malcolm Arnold, concert funded by the Malcolm Arnold Trust (UK) with the talented violinists Kamila Bydlowska and Francisco Jimeno.
In November 2017, Oscar was invited to participate in the Stefan Turchak Competition for Conductors in Kiev (Ukraine) where he conducted the National Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
With the desire of widening the Symphonia Orbitalis repertoire, Oscar has launched in 2018 an ambitious baroque Project. Last April, the Orchestra received excellent reviews of the performance of Bach’s Fourth Brandemburg Concerto in the two concerts held in Llosa de Ranes (Valencia) and Mogente (Valencia).
Next July, Oscar is performing again with Symphonia Orbitalis Chamber Orchestra two concerts of music by Handel such as the Rinaldo Ouverture, the Music for the Royal Fireworks and the Cantata Armida Abbandonata with the Mexican soprano Karen Gardeazabal in Almansa (Albacete) and Ayora (Valencia).
Oscar currently lives in Valencia (Spain) and combines his activity in Symphonia Orbitalis with his work as a piano teacher. Since 2014, he teaches piano and opera repertoire at the Professional Conservatoire of Silla (Valencia).